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Retired American Baseball Pitcher John Wetteland Arrested For Child Abuse

News by Bean Published on 16 Jan,2019 Updated on 16 Jan,2019

Former American Baseball MVP Pitcher And Hall Of Famer Wetteland In The Custody For Continuously Sexually Assaulting Young Child For Over Two Years.

  • John Wetteland arrested on Monday, 14 January 2019 for the accusation of child abuse.
  • Physically Abused the child thrice in the two years of time period.
  • Released on the same day of arrest with the bail of $25,000.
  • His family supported him by confirming the allegation to be false.  

The Hall of Fame pitcher John Wetteland who played 2000 seasons with 330 saves and a 2.93 ERA was arrested on Monday. He was taken into custody in the suspicion for the repeated sexual abuse of a young child under the age of 14 from Texas. He was accused of sexually assaulting the child 3 times over the time period of two years.       

CAPTION: Retired American Baseball Pitcher John Wetteland Arrested For Child Abuse SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Wetteland, 52, was released from custody the same day of his arrest with the bail of $25,000 from the accusation according to the Denton County Jail records and online jail records. The Bartonville Police Department referred in a statement that the arrest warrant was issued from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services after an initial investigation. 

Starting in 2004, the then 4-year child accused Wetteland of performing the abusive physical act thrice in the time interval of two years. Bartonville police officers revealed no more details in the following case "due to the nature of the alleged offense and stage of the investigation."

A written statement of the victim confirmed that the incident occurred at Wettland's former house, Bartonville. Moreover, no any comment is out from Wetteland and he also does not have any lawyer appointed for his case.

If he is to be convicted with the accusation case then it surely carries a maximum of the life imprisonment and a minimum of 25 years sentence.

Many news sources asked his former wife Michele Wetteland, but she declined to comment on Tuesday. However, his one of the children in Facebook confirmed the allegation to be untrue and would be proved false in the court.

Only time will tell what is the real truth about him. In the meantime, people are comparing him with Harvey Weinstein who comes in first in the list of the abuser in Hollywood. The first actress to accuse him of the sexual misconduct was Ashley Judd after which many actresses including  Kate BeckinsaleCara DelevingneRose McGowanHeather GrahamLauren Sivan, and Angelina Jolie came forward under the #MeToo movement.

After numbers of the allegation against him, Weinstein was brought to an end with the agreement as the co-founder of The Weinstein Company and was immediately fired.

The first one to reveal the arrest news was The Dalla Morning News.    

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